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It’s a tradie’s market in Australian construction today

08 September 2017 - 10:14AM

In many Australian cities the hunger for skilled building and construction tradespeople is so high that employers are poaching apprentices away from completing their training, according to a Construction News report based on Federal Department of Employment projections to the year 2019.

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Professional indemnity insurance: who needs it?

05 September 2017 - 03:29PM

Who needs professional indemnity insurance? Easy. Any business that provides professional services or advice. But wait! You’re not a high-flying doctor, lawyer or financial advisor, you’re just a small business – does it really apply to you?

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5 modern engineering feats of construction

31 August 2017 - 02:02PM

These ambitious built structures push the boundaries of what engineering can achieve.

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Test your construction risk management knowledge

29 August 2017 - 03:19PM

Take our 5-minute construction risk management and site safety quiz to test your knowledge against the industry stats and standards.

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20 Cybercrime facts & statistics you need to know [infographic]

29 August 2017 - 02:05PM

Cybercrime is growing rapidly and it is the number one threat facing Australian small to mid sized businesses, but how much do you really know about it? Click on our infographic to download the 20 cybercrime facts and statistics you need to know.

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Is the construction sector ready for extreme weather?

25 August 2017 - 12:10PM

Construction risk management is in the spotlight as climate conditions change and associated risks are on the rise, delivering potential wins and losses for the building industry.

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Future of construction: 5 defining trends

22 August 2017 - 02:28PM

The CSIRO’s 2016 Farsight for Construction report on the future of Australia’s construction sector lists the top trends that are driving the way the industry will operate in 20 years’ time.

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6 signs you need help insuring your Shed

22 August 2017 - 11:04AM

Does your Shed have unique insurance risks? Do you have volunteers working for the benefit of your Shed and the community? Is your Shed at risk if one of your managers does the wrong thing? Unsure? Use this checklist to find out if you and your Shed could benefit from calling in a professional broker.

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5 key pain points in construction public and products liability

18 August 2017 - 04:19PM

Building contractors should definitely read the small print in these make or break areas of their business insurance contracts before they sign on the dotted line. The devil is in the detail.

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Insolvency risk in construction - be proactive

16 August 2017 - 12:37PM

The decline of the mining industry signalled the beginning of the end of the recent building boom in Australia, leaving the construction industry highly exposed. The economic risk is huge, given construction accounts for almost 10 per cent of employment, according to ABC News.

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